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June 2017
Free

Cave Canem Fellows Read

June 14 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Village Hall, University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg,
150 Finoli Drive
Greensburg, 15601 United States
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Join the excitement! Hear a group of this year’s fellows read their work in rapid-fire, 4-minute intervals. Free and open to the public. Refreshments served.        

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Cave Canem Faculty Read at City of Asylum/Pittsburgh

June 15 @ 7:30 pm - 9:45 pm
Alphabet City,
40 W. North Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15212 United States
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Enjoy an evening of poetry with acclaimed poets and 2017 faculty Major Jackson, Haki Madhubuti and Dawn Lundy Martin at City of Asylum/Pittsburgh. Jackson is the author of four collections, most recently, Roll Deep; Madhubuti is the author of more than 25 books of poetry and prose, most recently, the memoir YellowBlack; Martin is the author of A Gathering of Matter / A Matter of Gathering, selected for the 2007 Cave Canem Poetry Prize. Free and open to the public.  

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The Next Generation of Black Poets: Cave Canem and Friends

June 17 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Kelly Strayhorn Theater,
5941 Penn Ave
Pittsburgh, 15206 United States
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The Next Generation of Black Poets

Poets Aziza Barnes, Tyree Daye, Aricka Foreman, Adjua Gargi Nzinga Greaves, Kamden Hilliard, and Jayson P. Smith come together in Pittsburgh to present their work, part of the "next generation" of black poetry, with Marissa Johnson-Valenzuela (aka DJ Halfbreed) DJing. Kamden Hilliard and Aricka Foreman offer an interactive community workshop at the Kelly-Strayhorn's Alloy Studios. Aziza Barnes is blk & alive. Winner of the 2015 Pamet River Prize, Aziza’s first full length collection i be but i ain’t is out from YesYes…

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July 2017
Free

Legacy Conversations: Chris Abani & Kelly Norman Ellis

July 11 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Poetry Foundation,
61 W. Superior St.
Chicago, IL 60654 United States
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Join us for an evening of conversation between literary lights Chris Abani and Kelly Norman Ellis. Abani is the author of seven collections of poetry, including Sanctificum, a nominee for the Griffin Poetry Prize; six novels, including Graceland, winner of the 2005 PEN/Hemingway Prize; and is a member of the editorial board for the African Poetry Book Fund. Ellis, a founding member of the Affrilachian Poets, is the author of Tougaloo Blues (Third World Press, 2003) and Offerings of Desire…

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What Time We Leaving for the Club?: A Lecture by Patricia Smith

July 20 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Cave Canem Suite 310-A,
20 Jay Street
Brooklyn, NY United States
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Patricia Smith

"We’ve lindy-hopped, jitterbugged, bopped and cabbage-patched. We’ve growled blue, jazz-sizzled and crooned brown liquor lyrics." In this time of political and cultural chaos, Smith's lecture gets back to the sweet basics—words celebrating the music we move to and the music in our moves. Patricia Smith is the author of seven books of poetry, including Shoulda Been Jimi Savannah, winner of the Lenore Marshall Prize from the Academy of American Poets and finalist for the William Carlos Williams Award from the…

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August 2017
Free

Cave Canem at Bryant Park

August 29 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Bryant Park Reading Room,
Between 40th and 42nd Streets & Fifth and Sixth Avenues
New York, NY United States
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Join Cave Canem for an evening of poetry in Bryant Park with Teri Cross Davis, Cynthia Manick, Ladan Osman and Iain Haley Pollock. Free and open to the public. In case of rain, the event is held under a tent at the Reading Room. Teri Cross Davis is the author of Haint (Gival Press, 2016). She is a Cave Canem fellow, a Pushcart Prize nominee, and has attended the Soul Mountain Writer’s Retreat, the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, and the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown.…

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September 2017
$5 - $10

Exile and Exaltation: A Brief Look at 100 Years of the Shared History Between Filipinos and Black Folks: A Lecture by Patrick Rosal

September 22 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Cave Canem Suite 310-A,
20 Jay Street
Brooklyn, NY United States
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As if the Black imagination had hit a low point between Reconstruction and the Great Migration, the period between 1890 and 1920 has been called "the nadir" of African American history. But what if this era of Black culture was left out of history in order to preserve the American fantasy of imperialism and expansionism? What if, as a result of the distortion of the story of the Philippine-American War (c.1898-), Filipino and Filipino American history was lost along with…

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Poets on Craft: Remica Bingham-Risher and Monica Youn

September 26 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
The New School, Theresa Lang Community and Student Center,
55 West 13th Street
New York, NY 10011 United States
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Join us for an exciting evening of poetry and conversation between poets Remica Bingham-Risher and Monica Youn. Bingham-Risher is the author of three collections of poetry, most recently Starlight & Error, winner of the Diode Editions Book Award. Youn’s third collection of poetry, BLACKACRE, won the Poetry Society of America’s William Carlos Williams Award and was described by the Chicago Tribune as “gorgeous and intellectually scintillating.” Cave Canem fellow Taylor Johnson moderates. Free and open to the public. Refreshments served. Co-sponsored by The New School Creative Writing Program. Remica Bingham-Risher, a native…

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October 2017
Free

Cave Canem at the Brooklyn Museum

October 7 @ 8:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Brooklyn Museum, The Americas Galleries,
200 Eastern Parkway
Brooklyn, NY 11238 United States
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Darrel Alejandro Holnes and Jessica Lanay read work celebrating the past, present and future of the Americas in honor of Latinx and Hispanic people(s) whose work, artistry and experience transcends borders. This presentation is part of the Brooklyn Museum’s First Saturdays event series. Darrel Alejandro Holnes is a poet and playwright from Panama City, Panama. His poems have appeared in American Poetry Review, Poetry Magazine, Callaloo, Best American Experimental Writing, and elsewhere in print and online. Several of his poems have won awards including the…

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Millay Colony Residents Read

October 16 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Cave Canem Suite 310-A,
20 Jay Street
Brooklyn, NY United States
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Enjoy the work of fellows Aricka Foreman and Lauren Russell, recipients of the Cave Canem residency to Millay Colony. Foreman is the author of Dream with a Glass Chamber (YesYes Books, 2016), which Natasha Mijares writes "is as much a respite for the body as it is the mind." Russell is a 2017 National Endowment for the Arts fellow and author of What’s Hanging on the Hush, her first full-length book, out from Ahsahta Press in 2017. Co-sponsored by NYU's Contemporary Literature Series. Free and open to the…

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